Mumbai, July 9: Mumbai local trains on the Central Railway line have been running smoothly since morning i.e., July 9. Even though railway tracks at Vidyavihar station on the main line were stalled following incessant rains and waterlogging, they were cleared later in the day on Sunday. Now that India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of “heavy to very heavy” rains for next three days, it is likely that disruption might continue in the Mumbai local train services even today. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown News: Latur City to be Under Fortnight-long 'Strict' Shutdown From Midnight of July 15 | Guidelines Soon
Mumbai local trains between Thane to Vashi on trans harbour are running 10-15 minutes late. Western Railway said that local trains are being run at a restricted speed at Nallasopara due to waterlogging on the tracks. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 7827 Fresh Cases, 173 Deaths in 24 Hours; Caseload at 254427, Fatalities Over 10000
The IMD predicted “heavy to very heavy” rains in Mumbai and adjoining districts in the next 24-48 hours. While temperatures have dropped due to continuous rainfall, the onset of monsoon has disrupted routine life in pockets of Maharashtra especially Mumbai local train services at various locations. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown Extension News: Shutdown in Thane's Bhiwandi Town Extended Till July 19
In other reports, high tide is expected in Mumbai at around 8:46 AM and low tide is expected at 2:30 PM. As incessant rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas, lifeguard chairs have been arranged at all the six beaches here for better visibility, along with a manual siren, public address system, ring boys and life jackets. This came after two boys died and two feared drowned off Juhu beach here earlier this week.
A statement from the Mumbai Fire Brigade read, “Despite warnings, people venture into the sea and endanger life. My appeal to the public at large is to be aware of the danger and take all warnings issued seriously.”
According to Regional Metrological Centre, Mumbai, heavy rains are expected in districts of Thane, Palghar and Mumbai till July 11, which may lead to adverse weather and traffic conditions.